A Texas man was told to remove the flag he had flying from his apartment patio because management at the apartment complex said it was “threatening” to the safety of those Muslims in the community.
The El Dorado Apartment complex in Webster, Texas even issued a press release regarding their request, saying: “[While management] admires our resident’s patriotism,” they must “maintain the aesthetics of our apartment community and provide for the safety of all residents.”
Duy Tran, who rents from the apartment complex, said he will not be taking his flag down anytime soon. “I’m gonna leave my flag there, as an American, until she shows me proof that I don’t have the right to leave my flag there,” he said. “I have friends that died for this country.”
Tran is an American citizen, and he is understandably confused how flying his own country’s flag could in any way be found offensive by others.
“What really stunned me is that she said it’s a threat towards the Muslim community,” he said to KHOU. “I’m not a threat toward anybody.”
This disturbing incident reflects the growing trend of limiting free speech in America.
In another recently reported story, it was shown that Muslims in some parts of the country are attempting to have city ordinances passed that would limit any speech that attacks religious leaders and their radical viewpoints.
And it has been documented elsewhere in the U.S. that one can’t even display American flags on certain ethnic holidays for fear of offending non-Americans or people of different ethnic groups.
Startlingly, there’s very little recourse granted to Americans who want to vocalize their God-given right to free speech, and it seems to be getting worse every day.
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